US trade (export - import) with Honduras in 2018

Published or Updated: May 21, 2019

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Honduras in 2018: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Honduras

In 2018, US trade with Honduras totaled $10.6 billion, up 6.62% ($0.7 billion) from 2017.

US exports to Honduras in 2018 totaled $5.6 billion, up 10.49% ($0.5 billion) from 2017.

US imports from Honduras in 2018 totaled $4.9 billion, up 2.54% ($0.1 billion) from 2017.

US trade surplus with Honduras in 2018 was $0.7 billion, a 156.10% increase ($0.4 billion) over 2017.

Honduras was the US 47th largest trading partner in 2018 (just as in 2017), accounting for 0.2466% of US total trade (down from 0.2504% in 2017).

Honduras was the US 42nd largest export market in 2018 (down from 41st in 2017), accounting for 0.3374% of US total exports (up from 0.3287% in 2017).

Honduras was the US 51st largest supplier in 2018 (down from 49th in 2017), accounting for 0.1889% of US total imports (down from 0.2001% in 2017).

US Exports to Honduras

The major share of US exports to Honduras in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 27.91% of US total exports to Honduras (29.83% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 24.85% of US total exports to Honduras (21.21% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 15.61% of US total exports to Honduras (17.53% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.77% of US total exports to Honduras (11.66% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.97% of US total exports to Honduras (7.69% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.38% of US total exports to Honduras (3.04% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.09% of US total exports to Honduras (1.56% in 2017).

The largest gains in US exports to Honduras in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $317.3 million;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - an increase of $91.5 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $65.9 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $35.1 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $29.4 million;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $26.5 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $23.3 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $21.3 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $19.2 million;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $17.9 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Honduras in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cotton (HS code 52) - a decrease of $64.8 million;
  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 85) - a decrease of $38.5 million.
US exports to Honduras in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
01 Live animals 6,705.5 0.12 5,219.028.48
02 Meat and edible meat offal 84,528.1 1.51 81,037.14.31
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,591.6 0.03 1,934.4-17.72
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 40,690.8 0.72 22,748.178.88
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,253.4 0.06 2,437.533.47
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 98.8 0.00 46.4113.02
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 6,583.4 0.12 6,847.4-3.85
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 13,980.3 0.25 14,916.1-6.27
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,039.7 0.02 816.227.38
10 Cereals 245,380.0 4.37 179,445.436.74
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 739.0 0.01 1,368.5-46.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 24,371.5 0.43 24,167.60.84
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 4,259.5 0.08 4,403.9-3.28
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 103.7 0.00 88.916.67
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 20,946.8 0.37 21,636.1-3.19
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 6,205.1 0.11 10,187.2-39.09
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,970.9 0.07 3,011.431.86
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 4,239.3 0.08 5,628.3-24.68
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 18,414.4 0.33 18,254.90.87
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 14,888.0 0.27 16,463.4-9.57
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 43,900.0 0.78 41,467.95.87
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 40,445.9 0.72 21,214.990.65
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 124,333.4 2.21 103,016.320.69
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 6,305.0 0.11 6,421.5-1.81
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,900.7 0.03 2,142.9-11.30
26 Ores, slag and ash 106.8 0.00 57.386.49
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,393,341.8 24.81 1,076,052.329.49
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 26,906.6 0.48 34,548.5-22.12
29 Organic chemicals 19,937.2 0.36 18,704.66.59
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,647.5 0.08 5,009.4-7.23
31 Fertilizers 41,669.1 0.74 32,333.228.87
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 18,552.6 0.33 19,651.5-5.59
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 18,265.1 0.33 18,759.0-2.63
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 12,755.9 0.23 11,244.313.44
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 7,972.3 0.14 7,318.68.93
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 264.5 0.00 180.546.57
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 2,266.9 0.04 2,527.3-10.30
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 39,188.4 0.70 44,329.1-11.60
39 Plastics and articles thereof 184,135.2 3.28 177,934.73.48
40 Rubber and articles thereof 14,846.7 0.26 18,311.1-18.92
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 91.8 0.00 3.12,822.08
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,840.0 0.03 1,345.936.71
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 315.6 0.01 30.4937.35
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5,630.4 0.10 5,019.212.18
45 Cork and articles of cork 8.5 0.00 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 16.2 0.00 47.7-65.95
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 328.8 0.01 83.3294.69
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 179,372.6 3.19 144,271.024.33
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4,309.6 0.08 4,864.3-11.40
50 Silk 18.9 0.00 34.8-45.60
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 185.1 0.00 327.5-43.47
52 Cotton 622,066.5 11.08 686,834.6-9.43
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 103.4 0.00 261.8-60.50
54 Man-made filaments 44,729.6 0.80 52,869.8-15.40
55 Man-made staple fibers 479,751.8 8.54 388,293.323.55
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 77,151.9 1.37 50,667.252.27
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,570.7 0.03 1,114.540.93
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 19,707.3 0.35 16,855.916.92
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 5,350.5 0.10 4,225.026.64
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 112,353.9 2.00 123,262.3-8.85
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 89,185.2 1.59 65,854.335.43
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 42,783.3 0.76 53,199.6-19.58
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 64,935.0 1.16 63,535.02.20
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 6,711.7 0.12 7,698.9-12.82
65 Headgear and parts thereof 303.5 0.01 803.0-62.21
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 152.7 0.00 103.447.72
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 363.3 0.01 194.087.23
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 12,351.6 0.22 6,619.486.60
69 Ceramic products 884.2 0.02 1,438.5-38.53
70 Glass and glassware 2,248.6 0.04 2,204.22.02
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 11,074.0 0.20 13,703.4-19.19
72 Iron and steel 8,867.7 0.16 25,273.1-64.91
73 Articles of iron or steel 20,385.1 0.36 22,929.5-11.10
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,186.0 0.06 1,466.6117.23
75 Nickel and articles thereof 54.2 0.00 84.8-36.04
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 10,724.3 0.19 9,790.99.53
78 Lead and articles thereof 463.2 0.01 75.6512.75
79 Zinc and articles thereof 281.8 0.01 490.2-42.50
80 Tin and articles thereof 119.3 0.00 191.8-37.76
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 290.3 0.01 123.0136.13
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 9,052.1 0.16 9,848.8-8.09
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 7,819.1 0.14 9,233.9-15.32
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 282,745.2 5.03 268,632.95.25
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 391,116.4 6.96 429,628.0-8.96
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 1,428.0 0.03 562.1154.06
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 139,293.7 2.48 134,528.43.54
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 15,875.2 0.28 6,753.6135.06
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 3,335.4 0.06 1,153.7189.11
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 42,954.4 0.76 49,856.3-13.84
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 603.2 0.01 900.8-33.04
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,106.3 0.02 1,143.9-3.29
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 3,264.1 0.06 3,775.0-13.53
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 16,109.5 0.29 16,141.6-0.20
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 8,209.7 0.15 6,114.334.27
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 16,420.6 0.29 13,312.223.35
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 185.4 0.00 217.0-14.57
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 342,090.5 6.09 312,732.89.39

US Imports from Honduras

The major share of US imports from Honduras in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 56.30% of US total imports from Honduras (55.02% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 22.91% of US total imports from Honduras (24.26% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 13.88% of US total imports from Honduras (13.14% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.27% of US total imports from Honduras (3.34% in 2017).

The largest gains in US imports from Honduras in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $113.4 million;
  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 85) - an increase of $37.8 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $28.1 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $19.3 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $19.0 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $15.3 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Honduras in 2018 over the 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $86.3 million;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - a decrease of $48.5 million.
US imports from Honduras in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2017
USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 8,264.4 0.17 2,821.3192.93
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 166,714.6 3.37 138,642.120.25
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 208.8 0.00 669.9-68.83
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 1,531.0 0.03 952.660.72
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 86,852.1 1.76 67,581.528.51
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 439,727.2 8.90 452,044.6-2.72
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 214,220.4 4.33 300,566.5-28.73
10 Cereals 70.5 0.00 15.3362.01
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 476.5 0.01 217.5119.09
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 506.6 0.01 921.6-45.03
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 21.4 0.00 12.867.76
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 88.9 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 42.1 0.00 16.3158.36
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,688.8 0.03 2,286.6-26.15
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 32,074.6 0.65 36,989.2-13.29
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 286.6 0.01 294.2-2.58
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 8,524.5 0.17 11,073.1-23.02
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 60,813.5 1.23 54,245.612.11
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,310.0 0.05 4,093.0-43.56
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 10,782.6 0.22 7,928.236.00
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 3,498.1 0.07 1,921.682.04
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 93,531.1 1.89 85,863.48.93
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 7,839.2 0.16 6,219.226.05
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 84.0 0.00 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 81.4 0.00 13.5503.42
29 Organic chemicals 17.4 0.00 6.7160.21
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,943.5 0.04 601.1223.33
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 23.3-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 61.7 0.00 62.5-1.29
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 1,650.4 0.03 2,187.5-24.56
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 26.5 0.00 25.72.78
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,704.4 0.05 2,637.32.54
39 Plastics and articles thereof 35,309.0 0.71 20,033.976.25
40 Rubber and articles thereof 35.0 0.00 14.9134.44
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.4 0.00 0.5-24.12
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,021.7 0.02 603.569.29
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 20,746.5 0.42 17,684.717.31
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 2.4-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6,698.9 0.14 7,015.1-4.51
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,195.0 0.04 3,094.5-29.07
52 Cotton 121.5 0.00 78.055.83
54 Man-made filaments 258.4 0.01 799.5-67.68
55 Man-made staple fibers 7,103.3 0.14 4,730.050.17
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 411.0 0.01 579.3-29.05
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 3,193.9 0.06 3,370.9-5.25
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 87.3 0.00 19.4351.05
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 2,580.4 0.05 4,767.9-45.88
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,235,964.8 45.24 2,122,548.15.34
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 497,646.0 10.07 478,618.33.98
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 33,577.7 0.68 35,256.4-4.76
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1.1 0.00 2.0-44.85
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,324.4 0.03 1,210.49.42
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 596.4 0.01 1,701.1-64.94
69 Ceramic products 650.9 0.01 425.253.08
70 Glass and glassware 146.3 0.00 42.4244.69
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 112,299.1 2.27 160,823.2-30.17
72 Iron and steel 1,976.3 0.04 757.8160.79
73 Articles of iron or steel 6,033.2 0.12 5,940.81.56
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,144.7 0.06 1,663.089.10
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4,961.6 0.10 6,419.6-22.71
78 Lead and articles thereof 6,776.6 0.14 9,473.9-28.47
79 Zinc and articles thereof 1,908.1 0.04 254.9648.60
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 6.6 0.00 15.0-55.89
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 800.3 0.02 908.6-11.92
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 295.7 0.01 472.9-37.48
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,974.3 0.12 3,944.451.46
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 599,378.5 12.13 561,614.76.72
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 79,004.3 1.60 66,436.518.92
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 20.0 0.00 6.4214.28
90 O/td/td16,420.6/b/tdPrinted books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans0.009.42ptical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,500.2 0.03 1,153.530.06
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 17.2-100.00
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 25,840.3 0.52 22,135.316.74
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 7,427.1 0.15 5,831.127.37
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 18,852.8 0.38 16,383.915.07
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 168.2 0.00 43.0291.23
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 69,461.5 1.41 71,807.2-3.27
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce